Re: anyone want XOrduino or XO Stick bare boards

2017-03-10 Thread C. Scott Ananian
I have a bunch of these as well, and even a few sets of components. Like Paul, I put together another one every so often when I need a microcontroller for a project, but I'm happy to share my stash with other good homes. --scott On Mar 10, 2017 7:13 PM, "Paul Fox" wrote: >

Duolingo and literacy

2015-07-18 Thread C. Scott Ananian
I'm in a presentation by Luis von Ahn, founder of DuoLingo, and I asked him if he had any plans to expand to literacy. He replied that they will be releasing a reading and typing (not writing, which he thought had poor ROI) app next year. This makes me extremely excited. --scott PS. I should

Re: Duolingo and literacy

2015-07-18 Thread C. Scott Ananian
SJ and I did get a chance to follow up with him afterward and suggest that they might considering teaching English literacy directly to non-native speakers (as we did in our Ethiopia pilot, rather than only teaching students in their native language; of course DuoLingo doesn't support a large

Re: Fwd: XO Problems (4 Problems)

2013-11-25 Thread C. Scott Ananian
A related question. I'll try to phrase this delicately -- what's the relationship between Walter's Sugar 100 build and the latest OLPC kernel? Can I safely assume that SugarLabs is the current keeper of the flame and has all the latest hardware-support bits (I hope so!). Gonzalo pointed me to a

Re: Fwd: XO Problems (4 Problems)

2013-11-25 Thread C. Scott Ananian
Enterprise and hidden SSID access points. There might be others, I haven't checked. There are no hardware changes that I'm aware of in the manufacturing pipeline, so no new hardware support needed yet. On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 11:59:59AM -0500, C. Scott Ananian wrote: A related question. I'll try

Fwd: XO Problems (4 Problems)

2013-11-24 Thread C. Scott Ananian
Anyone have any suggestions for my six year old friend? IIRC startup volume is persistent, but I can't remember how it is adjusted. The rest might be helped by upgrading to the latest XO4 build? --scott -- Forwarded message -- From: Douglas Rogers purpleairpl...@gmail.com Date:

Sugar Collaboration with a Tow Truck

2013-07-22 Thread C. Scott Ananian
I mentioned this project a while ago on IRC, and cjb has spread it around, but manuq reminded me that I never actually posted it to a mailing list. The mozilla Tow Truck project: https://towtruck.mozillalabs.com/ is a very nice framework for real-time collaboration in the context of web apps.

Popular Science article on OLPC project.

2013-07-22 Thread C. Scott Ananian
The following mostly-critical article was mentioned on IRC: http://www.popsci.com/gadgets/article/2013-07/one-laptop-childs-de-evolution It's worth keeping the criticisms in mind while working to invalidate them. --scott -- ( http://cscott.net )

Issues from my 6-yr-old beta tester.

2013-03-04 Thread C. Scott Ananian
The build I installed on my beta-tester's XO4 is about a month old. I'm hoping the following are known issues, and all I have to do is update the build. (Can I use olpc-update to do that?) * The sound in Scratch and Memorize is scrambled; sound appears to be piped from /dev/random and hurts my

Re: Shipping bigger fonts by default for greater glyph coverage

2012-09-05 Thread C. Scott Ananian
IIRC its only the CJK fonts which really bloat the build. There's an old bug in trac which discussed fonts at length; it might be worth digging that up to ensure we're still covering all the languages we were covering then. --scott On Sep 5, 2012 6:58 PM, Chris Leonard cjlhomeaddr...@gmail.com

Re: Impossible to set date in 11.3.0?

2012-08-28 Thread C. Scott Ananian
, Walter Bender wrote: File a ticket and someone may jump in to tackle it. -walter see http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/11004 On Sat, Aug 25, 2012 at 3:24 PM, Martin Langhoff martin.langh...@gmail.com wrote: On Sat, Aug 25, 2012 at 2:26 PM, C. Scott Ananian csc...@laptop.org wrote

Re: Setting the time

2012-08-27 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 10:05 AM, Samuel Greenfeld greenf...@laptop.org wrote: In any case if OLPC or Sugarlabs wants to formally integrate NTP services into our products, we should be polite and ask ntp.pool.org if we need our own vendor subdomain. These allow the NTP pool to shut off

Impossible to set date in 11.3.0?

2012-08-25 Thread C. Scott Ananian
A friend has 11.3.0 installed on his son's XO 1.5. The kid complained that the date was wrong on his XO, and he couldn't figure out how to set it. Indeed, the Time and Date control panel only has time zone selection, and no sort of network time program seems to be included in the build. Was

Re: Impossible to set date in 11.3.0?

2012-08-25 Thread C. Scott Ananian
Surely we can distinguish secured from unsecured laptops and allow unsecured laptops to set the date? I know I implemented this once... --scott -- ( http://cscott.net ) ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org

Re: XO-1.75 OpenFirmware serial terminal

2012-08-02 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 10:44 PM, John Watlington w...@laptop.org wrote: I'd love to see serial terminal preloaded, but also acknowledge that I'm the one pushing against a 2MB SPI Flash ROM. How about specifying a location in the main build, where another 20KB of example OFW code isn't as

XO Sticks and XOrduino

2012-08-02 Thread C. Scott Ananian
I have about 20 XO Sticks and XOrduinos to give away to developers. Details at: http://cananian.livejournal.com/66654.html --scott -- ( http://cscott.net ) ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/devel

Re: Engadget post on XO Touch

2012-07-31 Thread C. Scott Ananian
Presumably with the standard multi-touch X support, which is landing in Linux all over. That's how the XO-3 worked, at least, although that was traditional capacitive touch; I don't think there's an actual Neonode driver in existence anywhere yet. --scott On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 8:54 PM, Bert

Re: Developer XO laptop loan or buy - Speakeasy project

2012-06-14 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 6:17 PM, Martin Langhoff martin.langh...@gmail.comwrote: On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 11:37 AM, Lester Leong lester.ble...@gmail.com wrote: Scott - could you point me in the right direction as far as a good JS/HTML5 framework? Keep in mind that _today_ XOs don't ship

Re: Developer XO laptop loan or buy - Speakeasy project

2012-06-13 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 9:15 PM, Lester Leong lester.ble...@gmail.comwrote: As for Javascript, how? Javascript can't handle backends without some significant running around - everything's gotta be database driven. I think you need to look again at modern Javascript/HTML5 toolkits. There are

Re: Developer XO laptop loan or buy - Speakeasy project

2012-06-12 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 4:16 AM, Chris Ball c...@laptop.org wrote: Hi Lester, On Mon, Jun 11 2012, Lester Leong wrote: I think it could just be as easy as having a collection of multimedia and gamifying it. I thought of having a set of flashcards with audio - then many things could be

Re: Developer XO laptop loan or buy - Speakeasy project

2012-06-12 Thread C. Scott Ananian
..and if you can replace the php with javascript, your life will be even easier. ;) --scott On 6/12/12, Gonzalo Odiard gonz...@laptop.org wrote: Another thing is, with regards to webapp implementation - I have thought of using PHP/HTML5/Javascript. If you can replace PHP by python, your

Short paper on Nell (XO-3)

2012-03-13 Thread C. Scott Ananian
Chris Ball, Michael Stone, and I submitted a short paper about Nell's design for the 2012 Interaction Design and Children conference. It contains a much more coherent description of our ideas and goals than the random fragments at http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Nell. The paper is posted at

Re: [Sugar-devel] automatic backlight control

2011-11-21 Thread C. Scott Ananian
Just to reinforce a few points which maybe might not be clear to people who haven't played with the new hardware: 1) the switch point is set that *you cannot tell when we turn the backlight off*. Ie, the threshold is so high that by the time we turn it off, you couldn't never have told whether

Re: 11.3.1 build 10 released for XO-1.75

2011-11-09 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 3:43 PM, Martin Langhoff martin.langh...@gmail.com wrote: The suspense resume build, featuring suspend resume that may or may not resume. IIRC, some of the resume crashes are in fact suspend crashes. So it may not even suspend. More suspense! --scott --       (

Re: XO-1.75 relative performance

2011-11-08 Thread C. Scott Ananian
And note that Jon's original advice was based on the absence of *EGL* support in clutter at the present time. The fact that you can run/not run gnome-shell on desktops with full *GL* support is not relevant. This thread has diverged. GTK3 is not gnome3 is not gnome-shell; EGL is not GL; Sugar

Re: XO-1.75 relative performance

2011-11-01 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 12:49 AM, fors...@ozonline.com.au wrote: For what its worth, the XO-1.75 is currently about half the speed of the XO1.5 Measured with Turtle Art repeat 5000  fwd 100  back 100 print time but as said, its early days for the 1.75 with optimization to come Yeah,

Narrative Interfaces at OLPC

2011-06-15 Thread C. Scott Ananian
I just posted an announcement for some invited talks we're having at OLPC's new offices this Friday: http://cananian.livejournal.com/64747.html It will all be live-streamed at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cscottnet --scott --       ( http://cscott.net )

Re: [IAEP] Turtles All The Way Out

2011-06-10 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 8:11 PM, John Gilmore g...@toad.com wrote: Don Hopkins worked on a PostScript-based window system (HyperLook) that would let you flip over an object on the screen to see behind it a control panel with the guts of its implementation visible.  You could modify those, then

Re: [IAEP] Turtles All The Way Down

2011-05-24 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 11:09 AM, Alan Kay alan.n...@yahoo.com wrote: Smalltalk actually got started by thinking about a way to make a child's Logo-like language with objects and pattern matching that could express its own operating system and environment. It is very tricky to retain/maintain

Re: Raspberry Pi $25 computer

2011-05-22 Thread C. Scott Ananian
To sweeten the pot, I'm offering a delicious stone soup for anyone who those who pitch in on the port. You need only supply a few extra ingredients. --scott On May 21, 2011 10:35 PM, moku...@earthtreasury.org wrote: FYI. Anybody who would like to port Sugar to a $25 computer (requiring only

Re: [IAEP] Turtles All The Way Down

2011-05-21 Thread C. Scott Ananian
I'm familiar with the processors designed for specific high-level languages. There was another generation of them built for Java (microblaze, picoblaze, etc) and some of those are even still commercially significant (they run Java subsets on smart cards). I'm not terribly interested in those

Turtles All The Way Down

2011-05-20 Thread C. Scott Ananian
I've done a little more work on Turtles All The Way Down, which I (very briefly) discussed at EduJam. I actually wrote a garbage collector in TurtleScript for TurtleScript on Sunday. Brief writeup here: http://cananian.livejournal.com/64140.html and exhaustive mind-numbing detail here:

Re: Turtles All The Way Down

2011-05-20 Thread C. Scott Ananian
2011/5/20 NoiseEHC noise...@freemail.hu: 1. Why do the bytecode stuff? JS seems to be a perfectly good code representation to me and it can be run much faster compared to a naive bytecode interpreter or compiler written without the resources of the Chrome/V8 team. It's true. As described in

Re: [IAEP] Turtles All The Way Down

2011-05-20 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 11:09 AM, Alan Kay alan.n...@yahoo.com wrote: This is nice! Smalltalk actually got started by thinking about a way to make a child's Logo-like language with objects and pattern matching that could express its own operating system and environment. It is very tricky to

Re: [IAEP] Turtles All The Way Out

2011-05-20 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 2:28 PM, John Gilmore g...@toad.com wrote: separation.  This is why they never learn to modify the real programs that hide behind the fluffy interfaces on their real XO computers. I hope to show you a system where the real program *is* the fluffy interface (and vice

Re: The next four weeks

2011-04-29 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 1:56 PM, C. Scott Ananian csc...@laptop.org wrote: On Mon, Apr 4, 2011 at 6:09 PM, C. Scott Ananian csc...@laptop.org wrote: I've posted a four week plan for XO-3 software exploration at http://cananian.livejournal.com/62667.html Briefly: April 4-8: Android April 11

Re: XO-1.5 users: need your SD card data

2011-04-19 Thread C. Scott Ananian
Note that Quozl's version also works better on images created with image-builder tools which delete files during the image creation process (ie, on just about anything which involves mounting the filesystem image during the image creation process; as opposed to (say) squashfs, which is a read-only

Re: XO-1.5 users: need your SD card data

2011-04-16 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 10:10 PM, James Cameron qu...@laptop.org wrote: As an alternative, consider identifying the unused blocks in the filesystem, and avoid including them in the .zd file.  This would make it unnecessary to know whether the bits will be set or cleared by the card.  ext2,

Re: XO-1.75 - Flash, Java?

2011-04-13 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 9:16 PM, Alan Eliasen elia...@mindspring.com wrote:   I considered it also a serious problem that the then-shipping configurations of the OLPC completely lacked fonts with glyphs for many languages (e.g. there were no fonts with Chinese or Japanese characters) so these

Re: The next four weeks

2011-04-12 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Mon, Apr 4, 2011 at 6:09 PM, C. Scott Ananian csc...@laptop.org wrote: I've posted a four week plan for XO-3 software exploration at http://cananian.livejournal.com/62667.html Briefly: April 4-8: Android The report on the first week of work is now up at: http://cananian.livejournal.com

Re: The next four weeks

2011-04-12 Thread C. Scott Ananian
2011/4/12 NoiseEHC noise...@freemail.hu: What I do not get is this: what is the goal? An excellent educational experience on tablet devices, within the resources of the current Sugar community. Having an environment running on Android which can run the same XO bundles which are run by XO-1.x?

Re: The next four weeks

2011-04-12 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 5:45 PM, Peter Robinson pbrobin...@gmail.com wrote: And, again, I have to remind folks that this is only *one* possible forward path for Sugar-on-Tablets.  This week I am examining a ChromeOS-based option.  http://cananian.livejournal.com/62667.html describes the

Re: The next four weeks

2011-04-05 Thread C. Scott Ananian
Thanks for your links to the mailing list threads. That's handy to have at my fingertips. I agree that the activities are key. Transparent compatibility is probably impossible, but I hope that porting the activities will not be too hard. Minimizing unnecessary API changes and writing a good

The next four weeks

2011-04-04 Thread C. Scott Ananian
I've posted a four week plan for XO-3 software exploration at http://cananian.livejournal.com/62667.html Briefly: April 4-8: Android April 11-15: Chrome/ChromeOS/NativeClient April 18-22: Get down dirty with mesh April 25-29: Yanking legacy Sugar codebase into the future May 2-6: in Uruguay to

People to talk to

2011-04-04 Thread C. Scott Ananian
This is a corollary with my recent post on things to do -- here are the people I've like to get OLPC talking/working more closely with. Google teams: - ChromeOS (Ed has contact info already for the ChromeOS on ARM project manager) - Android - NativeClient Networking teams: - OLSRd (we've got

Re: Possible XO Graphics Optimization Technique

2011-04-03 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Apr 1, 2011 11:03 AM, Samuel Greenfeld greenf...@laptop.org wrote: Hello all: As many of you are aware, work is being done to improve the graphics performance of various XO laptop platforms. So in an attempt to improve things further, I looked into optimizing the data Sugar sends to the

Re: Any restrictions or recommendations regarding SD cards?

2011-03-24 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 3:26 PM, Christoph Derndorfer christoph.derndor...@gmail.com wrote: Hi all, the folks from the Austrian pilot project want to equip the XO-1s there with SD cards. Are there any restrictions wrt size, speed, etc. that they should be aware of when purchasing the SD cards?

Re: Mesh Potatos and OLPCs?

2011-03-23 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 9:30 PM, Peter Robinson pbrobin...@gmail.com wrote: On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 11:38 PM, John Gilmore g...@toad.com wrote: Meraki are also doing mesh related things with the APs etc. Its my understanding (not that I've had much time to play) that mesh has improved greatly

Re: 11.2.0 development build 14 released

2011-03-20 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 1:52 AM, C. Scott Ananian csc...@laptop.org wrote: On Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 1:01 AM, Daniel Drake d...@laptop.org wrote: On 19 March 2011 17:16, Daniel Drake d...@laptop.org wrote: updates.laptop.org now offers this stream. Instructions are on the 11.2.0 page above

Re: Updating olpc-boot-anim for a 10.1.3 build with minimum fuss

2011-03-16 Thread C. Scott Ananian
Originally you could override by putting frames in ~/.bootanim. http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Tweaking_the_boot_animation Don't know if that's still the case. --scott --                          ( http://cscott.net/ ) ___ Devel mailing list

Re: Discovering the XOs local timezone in a bash script

2011-03-13 Thread C. Scott Ananian
I apologize; I think the code that sets timezone correctly might have been code I wrote for litl, not OLPC. --scott On Sunday, March 13, 2011, Daniel Drake d...@laptop.org wrote: On 13 March 2011 03:21, Samuel Greenfeld greenf...@laptop.org wrote: Sugar reports only relative times in its core

Re: Memory replacement

2011-03-13 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 8:57 AM, Andrei Warkentin andr...@motorola.com wrote: Sorry to butt in, I think I'm missing most of the context herenevertheless... I'm curious, ignoring outer packaging and product names, if you look at cards with the same CID (i.e. same manfid/oemid/date/firmware

Re: Memory replacement

2011-03-13 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 1:00 PM, C. Scott Ananian csc...@laptop.org wrote: On Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 8:57 AM, Andrei Warkentin andr...@motorola.com wrote: Sorry to butt in, I think I'm missing most of the context herenevertheless... I'm curious, ignoring outer packaging and product names

Re: Discovering the XOs local timezone in a bash script

2011-03-13 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 1:04 PM, Sascha Silbe si...@activitycentral.com wrote: Excerpts from C. Scott Ananian's message of Sun Mar 13 16:41:36 +0100 2011: I apologize; I think the code that sets timezone correctly might have been code I wrote for litl, not OLPC. No problem. Do you remember

Re: Memory replacement

2011-03-12 Thread C. Scott Ananian
Canonical related blog post: http://www.bunniestudios.com/blog/?p=918 Mandatory reading for anyone who has to deal with flash memory. --scott --                          ( http://cscott.net/ ) ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org

Re: Memory replacement

2011-03-12 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Sat, Mar 12, 2011 at 5:51 PM, Arnd Bergmann a...@arndb.de wrote: I've had four cards with a Sandisk label that had unusual characteristics and manufacturer/OEM IDs that refer to other companies, three Samsung (SM) and one unknown (BE, possibly lexar). In all cases, the Sandisk support has

Re: Discovering the XOs local timezone in a bash script

2011-03-12 Thread C. Scott Ananian
Last I knew we used standard Linux conventions for timezones and sugar called the standard Linux commands (via sudo) to set the timezone. But that should make 'date' report the correct local time (unless you use '-u') so maybe someone broke that sometime in the past two years. Check

Re: XO-1 developer key does not work

2011-03-11 Thread C. Scott Ananian
Posting your machine's serial number as well as then contents of your develop.sig might help; your developer key might be malformed or correspond to a different XO than the one you are trying to use it on. You can also try the collection key method, as one more check on the process by which you

Re: [OLPC-AU] XO-1 developer key does not work

2011-03-11 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Sat, Mar 12, 2011 at 2:16 AM, Mikus Grinbergs mi...@bga.com wrote: why am I getting different readings for each method? My guess is that file /home/.devkey.html was copied in from some other system, and shows the serial number and UUID of the copied-from system. It would be interesting to

Re: Require .olpc in rpms in ~/public_rpms/F14?

2011-02-28 Thread C. Scott Ananian
FWIW, the original intent was *only* to allow SRPMS in the dropbox; we were going to explicitly rebuild the RPMs from the SRPMS in mock and use only the built RPMs. In addition to ensuring compliance with licensing provisions, this was also intended as a developer aid: at the time, it was often

Content-Centric Networking.

2011-02-18 Thread C. Scott Ananian
Recapping for the list: Jim Gettys sent me a pair of papers to read yesterday, both linked from http://www.ccnx.org/content/content-centric-networking-resources 1) V. Jacobson, D. K. Smetters, J. D. Thornton, M. F. Plass, N. H. Briggs, R. L. Braynard (PARC) Networking Named Content, CoNEXT 2009,

Re: Proposal for new frozen repositories server

2011-02-06 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Sun, Feb 6, 2011 at 7:29 AM, Daniel Drake d...@laptop.org wrote: mock.laptop.org, our server for frozen packages i.e. a clone of the latest Fedora and OLPC RPMs frozen for each software release, is out of disk space and somewhat unloved, and I'd like to use the opportunity to make some

Re: XO-1.75 A2 information

2011-01-09 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Sun, Jan 9, 2011 at 6:02 PM, Carlos Nazareno object...@gmail.com wrote: Accelerometer? Sweet! :) It looks like the XO-1.75 has the LIS33xx, which is roughly the same accelerometer as used in the iPhone, Android phones, etc. Our ODM suggested replacing our LIS33DH with an accelerometer from

Re: Looking for startup sound recording

2010-12-07 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Tue, Dec 7, 2010 at 12:04 AM, James Cameron qu...@laptop.org wrote: (You'll notice that on a good sound system it is quite different to playback on an XO ... it takes a bit of equalisation to reproduce the XO speakers.) The converse, actually. The sound file was extensively EQ'd so that it

Re: Firmware update

2010-11-25 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 5:49 PM, Daniel Drake d...@laptop.org wrote: On 24 November 2010 22:40, Kevin Gordon kgordon...@gmail.com wrote: Is this recommendation against yum and rpm for all software, or just the oplc repo packages, the kernel and the firmware?  I'm certainly happy doing just

Re: XO-1.5 audio input DC mode

2010-11-24 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 6:52 AM, Sascha Silbe sascha-ml-reply-to-201...@silbe.org wrote: 2. The voltage I see with bias off is probably generated internally by   the codec chip. [...]   Unless someone finds a magic way to disable this from the digital   side of the chip (which I doubt), we'll

Re: SD card unpartitioned space -- used for swap?

2010-11-22 Thread C. Scott Ananian
Assuming OLPC isn't using TRIM support on the SD cards, writes to the swap space are indistinguishable from writes to any other space on the card. That means that writes to the swap partition could potentially corrupt other data on the card, especially if it occurs less than 30s before removal of

Re: SD card unpartitioned space -- used for swap?

2010-11-22 Thread C. Scott Ananian
As my own clarification: I wasn't dismissing possible performance improvements (of any kind). I was just commenting on the old lockup bugs, saying this might not actually be related to no-swap-space, although it's possible memory pressure exacerbates the problem. For performance issues, you have

Re: SD card unpartitioned space -- used for swap?

2010-11-22 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 6:43 PM, Mikus Grinbergs mi...@bga.com wrote: If indistinguishable is true, then there is as much wear to the SD card from one file-block written as there is from one swap-block written. Yes.  I have no measurements whatsoever - but my gut feel is that the majority

Re: Notes on conventional desktop tools

2010-11-18 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 2:48 PM, Martin Langhoff martin.langh...@gmail.com wrote:  - Flash pays a hefty price for its refusal to use Xv. Don't install pulseaudio.  - Skype 2.0.0.72 works reasonably well once you set the right microphone input. Latest Skype (2.1.0.81) doesn't play well with

Re: Notes on conventional desktop tools

2010-11-18 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 3:41 PM, Martin Langhoff martin.langh...@gmail.com wrote: On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 3:08 PM, C. Scott Ananian csc...@laptop.org wrote: I think you'll have more success with the latest skype using pulseaudio. No need for speculation. I can tell you: in general terms, F11

Fwd: Upgrading a _very_ old OLPC

2010-11-17 Thread C. Scott Ananian
-- Forwarded message -- From: Krishnan R.S. rskrish...@hotmail.com Date: Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 2:48 AM Subject: Upgrading a _very_ old OLPC To: csc...@laptop.org Hello,    I managed to get my hands on a very old OLPC XO laptop for my daughter. I've been trying, unsuccessfully, to

Re: XO-1.5 audio input DC mode

2010-11-17 Thread C. Scott Ananian
As a wild stab at a first guess, it sounds like a software problem to me -- seems like xoscope is not successfully turning off either the bias voltage or the decoupling capacitor (high pass filter). Perhaps a silent failure of some sort? --scott --                          (

Re: XO-1.5 audio input DC mode

2010-11-17 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 2:46 PM, C. Scott Ananian csc...@laptop.org wrote: As a wild stab at a first guess, it sounds like a software problem to me -- seems like xoscope is not successfully turning off either the bias voltage or the decoupling capacitor (high pass filter).  Perhaps a silent

Re: Re: XO-1.75 microphone socket

2010-11-16 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 11:38 AM, Walter Bender walter.ben...@gmail.com wrote: On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 11:19 AM, C. Scott Ananian csc...@laptop.org wrote: On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 4:19 PM,  fors...@ozonline.com.au wrote: Just make sure you keep in mind the difference between the specification

Re: XO-1.75 progress

2010-11-10 Thread C. Scott Ananian
Hey, that looks a lot like the conference rooms *I've* been spending weeks in! ;-) --scott --                          ( http://cscott.net/ ) ___ Devel mailing list Devel@lists.laptop.org http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/devel

Re: Synaptics driver on XO-1.5 hw?

2010-10-28 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 11:01 PM, Daniel Drake d...@laptop.org wrote: On 28 October 2010 15:54, Martin Langhoff martin.langh...@gmail.com wrote: On XO-1, we have a long painful history with synaptics and the EC, that's led to it being disabled. Instead we use the PS2 protocol. I just realised

Re: Aggressive suspend vs NM/DHCP

2010-10-20 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 5:55 PM, Martin Langhoff martin.langh...@gmail.com wrote: The right fix is just what we wanna do for the upstream dev branch, for the next cycle. Sigh. --scott --                          ( http://cscott.net/ ) ___ Devel

Forwarded developer key request (was Fwd: Internal Server Error)

2010-09-14 Thread C. Scott Ananian
Forwarded conversation Subject: Internal Server Error From: *Pavel Stržínek* strzi...@edhouse.cz Date: 2010/9/11 To: csc...@laptop.org Hello Scott I'm trying to apply for a developer key for OLPC v1 from Browser activity right on XO device but I'm getting Internal

Re: [IAEP] Mesh Dreams = OLSR

2010-09-03 Thread C. Scott Ananian
I'm not 100% certain we've pulled in members of the OLSR mailing lists on this thread yet. But they've actually got a number of very impressive *real world* demonstrations of OLSRd in the wild. You'll have to search the devel@ archives for 'olsr' to find the emails I sent years ago with all the

Re: SD/MMC cards, a year later

2010-08-19 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 11:24 AM, John Watlington w...@laptop.org wrote: Our experiment with SD/MMC cards as main storage continues. FWIW, I'm about two weeks into failure testing of 4G MLC compact flash from a couple of vendors. I'll update the list when one or both of them kick the bucket. Is

Re: [IAEP] Redesigning: Library, Read, Get-Books, and Content bundles

2010-07-20 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 2:33 PM, Reuben K. Caron reu...@laptop.org wrote: deployments that would like to install content bundles. They package these files into .xol packages and these packages get installed into the Library, which is contained on the left hand side of the Browse activity. Yes,

Re: 10.1.1 and os300 -- DPI vs fontsizes on FF vs Browse.xo

2010-07-13 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 1:47 PM, Martin Langhoff martin.langh...@gmail.com wrote: I was aware that maybe we had different in scaling/dpi on our browsers, but Aliosh (from the Perú team) pointed out how large the difference is between Firefox and Browse.xo: Here shown between an XO-1.5 on

Re: [IAEP] Announce: OLPC software strategy.

2010-07-12 Thread C. Scott Ananian
It may be worth looking at http://trac.edgewall.org/roadmap for how the trac team itself uses it. In particular, if you check the Show completed milestones box, and then on some old milestone (like, say, http://trac.edgewall.org/milestone/0.11.3 ) you can drill down into any component and see what

Re: [Sugar-devel] Announce: OLPC software strategy.

2010-07-09 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 3:49 PM, Chris Ball c...@laptop.org wrote:   What about the compiler? IIUC currently a commercial compiler is   required. If that continues to be the case (as I expect it to),   would it be possible for OLPC to provide the (probably very few)   users interested in

Re: NetworkManager time sync

2010-07-07 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 12:20 PM, Martin Langhoff martin.langh...@gmail.com wrote: On Mon, Jul 5, 2010 at 11:52 PM, Daniel Drake d...@laptop.org wrote: While we have your attention on this topic... Do you not think that this is a security issue? In that a thief could put a laptop on a network

Removing RTC from Theft-Deterrence

2010-07-07 Thread C. Scott Ananian
-- Forwarded message -- From: C. Scott Ananian csc...@laptop.org Date: Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 3:11 PM Subject: 9.1 Proposal: Improving antitheft To: Devel List de...@laptop.org, sugar su...@lists.laptop.org I'd like our antitheft support to be more of a feature which G1G1 users could elect

Re: [Sugar-devel] Clocks on XOs

2010-07-07 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Sat, Jul 3, 2010 at 9:54 AM, Bernie Innocenti ber...@codewiz.org wrote: NetworkManager used to call ntpdate when it setup a connection.  Was that an OLPC addition? Yes, although it's now present in litl's software builds as well. We figured out that the ntp package has never been present

Re: Removing RTC from Theft-Deterrence

2010-07-07 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 4:48 PM, John Watlington w...@laptop.org wrote: On Jul 7, 2010, at 4:01 PM, C. Scott Ananian wrote: Since RTC security is being discussed again, I'm going to repost two relevant proposals from the good old days.  First: on making theft-deterrence a feature

Re: [Sugar-devel] Activity packaging

2010-07-07 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 2:16 AM, Aleksey Lim alsr...@member.fsf.org wrote: On Wed, Jul 07, 2010 at 01:18:04AM -0400, Michael Stone wrote: Bernie wrote: On Tue, 2010-07-06 at 12:02 -0400, Benjamin M. Schwartz wrote: I think you are missing an important requirement: installation without

Re: Removing RTC from Theft-Deterrence

2010-07-07 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 4:01 PM, C. Scott Ananian csc...@laptop.org wrote:  * Updating exactly every hour is vulnerable to an attacker who arranges to remove the battery from the machine exactly 55 minutes after power on, every time.  This is still quite awkward, but to avoid even this attack

Re: USB2VGA adapters on XO-1.5 (and XO-1 with F11 images)

2010-07-07 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 4:53 PM, Martin Langhoff martin.langh...@gmail.com wrote:  - It is slow and laggy. A VNC protocol expert may be able to help us optimise... Might try some of the VNC encoding options, like those at: http://www.realvnc.com/products/free/4.1/winvncviewer.html#ColorEncoding

Re: Removing RTC from Theft-Deterrence

2010-07-07 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 6:54 PM, John Watlington w...@laptop.org wrote: On Jul 7, 2010, at 5:07 PM, James Cameron wrote: On Wed, Jul 07, 2010 at 04:57:19PM -0400, C. Scott Ananian wrote: Unfortunately, the software changes required are to EC code, which is difficult for outside contributors

Re: NetworkManager time sync

2010-07-05 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Mon, Jul 5, 2010 at 9:03 AM, Bernie Innocenti ber...@codewiz.org wrote: On Mon, 2010-07-05 at 10:33 +0200, Tomeu Vizoso wrote: You mean a script placed in /etc/NetworkManager/dispatcher.d/ ? Yes, and then invoke hwclock --systohc. I was just hoping to find something already written,

Re: NetworkManager time sync

2010-07-05 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Mon, Jul 5, 2010 at 8:33 PM, Bernie Innocenti ber...@codewiz.org wrote: On Mon, 2010-07-05 at 20:30 -0400, C. Scott Ananian wrote: I wrote that script when I was at OLPC.  It should still be packaged somewhere. I see olpc-update-ifup in my builds, but nothing related to ntpdate. Do you

Re: NetworkManager time sync

2010-07-05 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Mon, Jul 5, 2010 at 11:52 PM, Daniel Drake d...@laptop.org wrote: On 5 July 2010 21:44, C. Scott Ananian csc...@laptop.org wrote: Maybe someone's got a copy of build 653 lying around and they can run rpm -q for us. While we have your attention on this topic... Do you not think

Re: New keyboard layouts

2010-06-22 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 5:19 PM, James Cameron qu...@laptop.org wrote: Australian teachers that I've met have pointed out that their kids are primarily taught lowercase letters, and would prefer a keyboard to be marked with lowercase letters rather than uppercase letters. Not having looked at

Re: multi-touch

2010-06-08 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 4:20 AM, Carlos Nazareno object...@gmail.com wrote: If possible, go for a minimum of 5 touch points capability, which is what Apple has I think. Apple actually supports 11 on the iPad. Palm and the iPhone support 5.

Re: Touchscreen requirements

2010-06-08 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 9:23 AM, John Watlington w...@laptop.org wrote: An interesting effect I've noticed is that with some touchscreen, you get smooth lines when moving your finger at a normal speed, say 8 cm/s, but when you slow down (1 cm/s) the line wiggles around. See

Re: Touchscreen requirements

2010-06-08 Thread C. Scott Ananian
On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 11:14 PM, John Watlington w...@laptop.org wrote: The mini cocktail wieners I'm familiar with are still around 8-10mm.   I guess I could carve one down and wrap it in plastic... Gummy fingers are more fun: http://cryptome.info/0001/gummy/gummy.htm --scott --

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